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Biographical details
Born(1897-03-10)March 10, 1897
Pompey, New York
DiedOctober 30, 1983(1983-10-30) (aged 86)
Neshanic, New Jersey
Alma materPrinceton University
Playing career
Accomplishments and honors
National championship (1922)

John Paul Gorman (March 10, 1897 – October 30, 1983) was a college football player and coach at Princeton University.

Playing career


Gorman running against Yale.

He was a prominent quarterback for the Princeton Tigers football team. He stood 5 feet 7 inches and weighed 154 pounds.[1]


Gorman led the "Team of Destiny" which won a national title.[2]


In a postseason contest of Princeton all-stars against southern champion Vanderbilt, Gorman scored his teams points in a 7 to 7 tie. Lynn Bomar got Vandy's touchdown.[3]

Coaching career

He coached the freshman team of his alma mater from 1930 to 1942.[2][4]


  1. Jon Blackwell. "1922: The team of destiny".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "John Gorman, QB'd Tigers' "Team of Destiny"". Home News Tribune. November 2, 1983.
  3. "Vandy Eleven Ties Ex-Tigers By 7 To 7 Score". Chicago Daily Tribune. December 9, 1923.
  4. "Name Aides to Coach of Princeton Frosh". The Evening News: p. 15. September 21, 1936. Retrieved April 28, 2015. open access

External links

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